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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policymakers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

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E.g., Dec 7 2019

UK PONI Members Only

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

09 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quizzes, we’re back for a fourth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly...

Invite Only

Tech innovation: the potential for startup-government collaboration

10 December 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

There is a major divide between the tech industry and the armed forces. In 2018 Google, for example, ended an artificial intelligence project for the Pentagon. This divide is troubling, because...

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Ecole de Guerre Public Debate

10 December 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2010, the Lancaster House Treaties set France on a path of pursuing greater interoperability with Britain in defence-related matters. As the agreement approaches its tenth birthday, however, two...

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John Garnett Lecture 2019

17 December 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Susan Gordon recently stepped down as the Deputy US Director of National Intelligence. Susan will be talking about how digital transformation has impacted the geo strategic landscape and where it...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: What Works (and What Doesn’t) in Efforts to Prevent or Counter Violent Extremism?

24 January 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the most important lessons of the last two decades is that military and security-focused operations – in isolation – do not end terrorist movements. Efforts to prevent or counter violent...

RUSI Members Only

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier...

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RUSI Missile Defence and Space Conference 2020

26 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

While a good deal of attention has been paid to the dynamic between missile salvos and missile defences at the strategic level, the emphasis of the field may well shift to the operational level of...

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Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2019

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence. The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. The Speech Excellencies, my lords, ladies and gentlemen – it’s a great...

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policymaking: Learning the Lessons of the Past Fifteen Years

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and to ‘make recommendations on the gathering,...

The Future of Fires: Report Launch

29 November 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The paper is available here.The increasing density and sophistication of Russia’s Integrated Air Defence System promises to rob NATO ground forces of air support in the first weeks of any high intensity conflict in Eastern Europe. NATO ground forces...

Beyond 2020: the next 50 years of the NPT

29 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As part of the preparations for the 2020 Review Conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, President-Designate Rafael Grossi has launched the “Beyond 2020: The Next 50 Years of the NPT” project. This initiative is designed to foster a dialogue and...

Houses of Parliament

Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and the possibility of a Strategic Defence and Security Review after the UK leaves the European Union. Speakers:...

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For a country as 'globalised' as Britain, security challenges cover a wide spectrum - from terrorism,...

Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will deliver a lecture on contemporary maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, from the overall strategic environment to the implications of China's rising...

The Future of Amphibious Operations, Report Launch

20 November 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Read the ReportIf you can’t get to the fight, the number of tanks, and the skill of soldiers is irrelevant. Theatre access is a critical prerequisite for power projection.Traditional methods of theatre access however are becoming harder. The...

Tech as a Virtue: Ethical Technology as a Source of Societal Strength

20 November 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The current debate about technology and national security in liberal democracies focuses on the vulnerabilities created by technology. Given how strategic competitors and adversaries exploit Western societies’ technology-based vulnerabilities, for...

POSTPONED - UK Defence Estate: Strategic Asset and National Endowment Paper Launch

19 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Defence Training Estate in the United Kingdom exists to enable the training of Service personnel to Single Service and joint operational readiness standards of military effectiveness. It is utilised daily and the management of the Estate is far...

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine. Rounds of western sanctions,...

Financial Action Task Force Strategic Review

18 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past 30 years the Financial Action Task Force has undoubtedly raised financial crime compliance standards around the world amongst governments and their private sectors. Their decennial reviews challenge countries and trigger feverish...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment.Speaker BiographyAir Marshal Richard Knighton CB joined the RAF in 1988 as a University Cadet and studied at...

UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Doctrine

14 November 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is against the backdrop of our current challenging security environment that the deterrent becomes ever-more a part of the UK’s national security posture. The UK PONI in coordination with YPFP are pleased to announce our roundtable event on the...

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change. Deterrence is, by definition, about psychology: how does an actor...

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